Say NO to secondhand smoke!

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by onehandbh, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. r2473

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    We've stopped eating carbs in America, so I think we should be OK.............
     
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    I almost wet my pants when I saw the sticker on the gigantic Mountain Dew bottle saying "fat free".

    I mean, honestly, we're talking about second hand smoke in a park :)confused:) and the guys contemplating about it live in a country where the part of the grocery store where you buy the microwaveable "food" ist bigger than your whole supermarket in Germany :rolleyes:

    Recently I read an article in the paper saying that about 50% of all Germans are obese now, and the number of obese Americans should be even higher. So, I would guess there are more urgent problems concerning public health than second hand smoke in a park :-?
     
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  3. r2473

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    Americans are not easily fooled with advertising / marketing / hype. We are a savy bunch...............

    Most of us have $10,000 gas ranges, $5,000 All-Clad pots and pans, and beautiful granite counter tops. Just don't ask us how to boil water.

    All of this stuff works great for Chinese takeout or microwave box meals.........
     
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    Same here. I love this TV show where they place random people of all ages in a kitchen and ask them to cook (very, very) basic meals. The outcome is almost always somewhere between disgusting and biohazard :shock:

    I'm 47 now, and mostly because of the potential of saving lots of money, I developed some decent cooking skills. The better nutritional value compared to fastfood was a side effect in the beginning.
    Nowadays noone seems to have any clue how to do better than boiling an egg.
     
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  5. NTRPolice

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    As an ex-smoker myself I used to find it ridiculous how people would complain about secondhand smoke. One time I was watching my dads soccer game and I was smoking a cigar... then some guy snaps his finger at me makes this weird noise with his mouth and "shoos" me away. I was sitting in the middle of two soccer fields at least 10-20 yards away from anyone else.

    Nevermind fatasses eating their way to death. They are beautiful. Smokers, ugly, scum of society.
     
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  6. WildVolley

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    This makes me wonder about that 400,000 number. We're told that smoking is incredibly dangerous and lessens your expected lifespan by something like 14 years. Yet, a lot societies that puff away like chimneys are outliving Americans who have cut way back on smoking.

    Imagine how long the Japanese would live if they didn't smoke. Something doesn't add up.
     
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    ^^ at least as important as longevity, smoking diminishes quality of life. COPD is like continuously drowning for years, gasping for air at the slightest exertion.
     
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    Imagine how old the average American could become if:
    - better healthcare
    - better work conditions, e.g. dismissal protection, more paid holidays etc. (stress reducing!!)
    - lower amount of obese people

    Japanese people live quite long because of exeptional good and healthy nutrition. The same happens in Italy. And the Italians are heavy smokers, too. But they eat decent stuff, they move their asses way more than Americans or Germans and their society does function well: very few singles, high birthrate, good family bondings. It's proven that people living in an extended family are more satisfied with their life and live longer than others.

    OMG, I'm gonna die soon: no kids, single child, parents living more than 300 miles away...:shock: ... and I smoke... :shock:
     
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    ^^ I love how people just make up facts!! Italy has a "high birthrate"?? Ummm, Italy has one of the lowest fertility/birth rates in the world, 174th out of 195 countries in U.N. data.
     
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    Yes, the birthrate in Italy is lower than in the United States despite Italy being an overwhelmingly Catholic country. That makes me think that marriage rates must be in steep decline.

    It also makes me think that the housing situation must be poor, which contributes to more extended families. The same thing is happening in the United States as more adults move in with their parents after they lose their jobs.
     
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  13. r2473

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    Everyone knows that 75% of all statistics are made up.
     
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    I would kick anyone off the court if they stopped for a cig break.. lol thats not cool!
     
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    Isn't it actually 90 percent. You made up the 75 percent.
     
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